Antoine Garrigues

Managing Partner

Antoine has been with Iris Capital since 1993. He is responsible for all of the Team’s investments in the IT/Internet/communication networks industries and has played a leading role in defining the investment strategy. He is currently on the boards of directors of iMediapps (France), Amis (Slovenia/Croatia) and VTX (Switzerland). He was previously on the boards of Telesystem International Wireless (Nasdaq-listed, acq. by Vodafone), Wavecom (Nasdaq/Euronext-listed, acq. by Sierra Wireless), Magyar Telecom (now Invitel), AXS Telecom (acq. by Tiscali), SLP InfoWare (acq. by Gemplus), Extrapole (acq. by Hachette), E-via/Retelit (Milan stock exchange-listed), Orange Denmark (acq. by TeliaSonera), Erenis (acq. by Neuf Telecom/SFR), Kiala (acq. by UPS), Bluestreak and member of the advisory board of Kiwi I Ventures (Italy). He is also Managing Partner of STC Ventures (Middle-East).

Prior to joining Iris Capital, Antoine was the Director of International Affairs and Development for Dassault AT, a subsidiary of Dassault Group which specializes in banking computer systems and mobile communications. He was also responsible for corporate business development. His other experiences include being the head of export financial services of the railroad division of Schneider Group and being the project manager for the engineering work of the Caracas, Venezuela subway system.

Antoine is also member of the supervisory board of Demeter Partners (cleantech-focused private equity fund) and the NAVCS (North American Venture Capital Summit) advisory board.

Antoine is a graduate of the French Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées engineering schools (Paris).